‘Company that Petya-malware to spread ignored warnings’

‘Company that Petya-malware to spread ignored warnings’

The Ukrainian company MeDoc has multiple warnings about the security of his eponymous accounting software in the wind beaten. Via an update for the MeDoc was last week malware was distributed worldwide systems of companies knew flat.

That allows the chef of the cyberafdeling of the Ukrainian police, Serhiy Demydiuk, in an interview with AP.

According to Demydiuk were several employees of MeDoc on the height of vulnerabilities in the security of the company. “That is often told by different antivirus companies.”

Demydiuk states that he the people involved in the case, be liable want to ask “for this failure”.

Although the malware is globally distributed, Ukraine the hardest hit. Demydiuk wanted to opposite AP still no indication of the number of affected companies and the estimated damage that the cyber attack has caused.

According to the news agency are, inter alia, several banks in the country affected and have some of their systems a week platgelegen. Also in the Netherlands, companies victim. Among others, transshipment company APM had the work shut down after infection by the malware.

It is not yet known who is behind the cyber attack. The Ukrainian state security points to Russia.

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